Simple Steps Community Connection (aka Simple Steps) was founded in May 2017 in an effort to support immigrant communities in the Bay Area. We aim to create a community that supports skilled female immigrants and employers. We help immigrant women continue on their professional goals while contributing to the community. At the same time, we collaborate with local employers who want to hire the great talents from diverse backgrounds.
Simple Steps aims to empower immigrant women to rebuild their careers after a hiatus by pursuing the following mission:
- Promoting self-esteem of immigrant women on a break
- Providing skill-building training, coaching and resources
- Connecting with job opportunities
Having grown up in Korea, Doyeon moved to the U.S. at the age of 30. She personally experienced and witnessed the difficulties encountered by immigrant women in returning to the workforce due to cultural and language barriers and lack of professional network. Doyeon met a lot of professionally accomplished and talented immigrant women who wanted to reenter the work but didn’t know how to start. Simple Steps helps immigrant women to pursue their career aspirations and move toward achieving their goals.
Doyeon Kim, Executive Director
Bokyung Kim, Program Manager
Jaehee Min, Operations Manager
Minji Kim, Legal Counsel
Narae Kwon, Web Developer
Young Chae, Program Manager
Doyeon Kim, President
Miseon Lee, Treasurer & Secretary